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      02.11.2011 22:07
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      great salt and vinegar crisps with less calories

      My husband loves crisps and would eat bag after bag if I let him, I have more of a sweet tooth but am partial to a packet of crisps too I just don't feel the need to eat the entire multi pack. My favourite flavour crisps are most certainly salt and vinegar and walkers are one of my favourite brands of crisps. So when Walkers launched their new baked range I was keen to try them as with them being baked and not fried they contain less fat and calories. Since then they have become one of my favourite crisps and I buy them on a regular basis.

      Asda have recently had multi-packs of the Walkers baked crisps of special offer. I paid just £1.00 for a pack of 6 salt and vinegar Walkers baked. This works out at just over 16p per bag which is a fair amount cheaper than buying the bags of crisps individually.

      As I stated earlier these crisps are baked which cuts down on the fat and calorie content. Therefore a single 25g bag of these crisps contain:
      Calories - 98
      Sugar - 1.8g
      Fat - 2.0g
      Saturates - 0.3g
      Salt - 0.4g

      These crisps are baked twice to give them an extra crunchy texture. They are also are have ridges which not only add to the texture but allow the flavour to cling to the crisps. I find these crisps to be very tasty, some baked crisps I have tried seem to taste a little bland but these have a strong bold flavour which I love. Walkers use malt vinegar which makes the crisps very tangy, they are just the way I like salt and vinegar crisps to be.

      If you like salt and vinegar crisps and have not yet tried these then I would certainly recommend them. They are extremely tasty, crunchy and have the added bonus of not being as bad for you as some crisps are.

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      16.05.2011 19:49
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      www.walkers-baked.co.uk

      Whilst doing some retail therapy in town a while ago I stopped off at Subway for my lunch, and the meal deal with my 6 inch sub was for a bag of crisps and a drink. There wasn't much to choose from in all honesty, so I grabbed a bag of Walkers Baked - Salt and Vinegar flavour and proceeded to munch on my lunch.

      - What's in them? -

      No Preservatives
      No Artificial Colours
      Suitable for Vegetarians
      Suitable for Coeliacs

      Each 25g pack contains;

      98 Calories
      1.8g Sugar
      2.0g Fat (0.3g is Saturated Fat)
      0.4g Salt

      Compare that to a normal bag of Walkers Salt and Vinegar which contains around 8g of fat and 131 Calories, your being a little kinder to your hips.

      - My Experience -

      The best thing for me about these crisps is that they aren't greasy. I find that normal Walkers which have been fried within an inch of their life are usually very oily and leave my hands a bit greasy after eating them. People will say that Walkers Baked aren't as flavoursome as the original crisps but I think they taste a hell of a lot better. What your tasting in the original walkers is the fat and oil which makes them tasty I guess, Walkers Baked taste fresh, wholesome and crispy. Compared to the wafer thin slices of crisps you get with original crisps, Walkers Baked are thicker and far tastier.

      The only downside to Walkers Baked is that there aren't many flavours to choose from. I do prefer the more original "boring" tastes of crisps like ready salted and salt and vinegar, but others will say differently and be put off from these crisps as there isn't much to choose from.

      - Price & Availability -

      Walkers baked are around the same price as normal Walkers crisps so there isn't the excuse that "healthier stuff costs more" as these are the same price. Walkers Baked are currently on offer in Asda the 6 bag Multipacks are 2 for £2.50. You can buy multipacks of one specific flavour or they do multipacks with 2 bags of Salt and Vinegar, 2 of Cheese and Onion and 2 Ready Salted, so there are various packs to choose from. Salt and Vinegar are my personal favourite with Sour Cream and Chive coming a close second.

      - Overall -

      I'd recommend everyone to give Walkers Baked a try, they taste and feel a lot different than the original greasy Walkers crisps, but they are a good way to cut down on a little bit of fat from your diet and replacing high fat treats for lower ones. OK so the flavours aren't that different from normal crisps, and kids will probably say that they taste horrible but I think they taste fresher, crunchier and healthier than the oily original Walkers crisps. Great if your trying to watch what you eat but still indulge in a little treat every now and then.

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        08.06.2010 21:17
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        a crispy crisp

        I first tasted Walkers Baked, Salt and Vinegar flavour a few years ago. If they are stocked by the shop it's a throw up between these and Walkers, Worcester Sauce flavour crisps.

        The Packaging

        It's obvious when you see the packet that it is part of the Walkers brand. The packet is a rich green colour. The Walkers logo is displayed at the top of the packet, underneath is the word Baked in crisp colour and salt and vinegar written underneath. Below this is a picture of two giant crisps in comparison to the vinegar bottle and tiny pile of salt pictured to the right. The claim, on the bottom left, that they are 70% less fat is clarified on the rear of the packet as being 70% less fat than normal Walkers crisps on average. The pack then lists the calorific values, sugar, fat, saturates and salt. The information on the back is clear and well laid out.

        Cost and Availability

        The cost varies depending on the size of the packet. The 37.5g packet, which is the one I'm basing this review on, cost me 58p. The multi packs contain six packets which, I think, are about 25g and cost less than £2 a pack but you can get them on offer sometimes. The availability isn't as wide spread as you would expect. I think that most supermarkets stock the multi packs but not the individual pack. This can be found here and there in some supermarkets and some only stock it in their petrol stations, I don't know the reason for this...

        The Product

        Walkers Baked is very definitely Salt and Vinegar flavour, it is so extreme that your mouth is left feeling a little seared, if you see what I mean. It's not so strong that your mouth actually gets that stinging feeling but it definitely leaves you tingling. The crisps are slightly crinkled and hexagonal, they are very large when whole, definitely not bite sized. The crispiness of the crisps are incredibly pleasing, they crunch when you bite into them. I really enjoy them with an egg mayonnaise butty or a cheese butty, they add a bit of oomph to the proceedings and the contrast of the crispiness with the soft bread is way more than the normal Walkers crisps.

        The Conclusion

        Not disappointing in the slightest

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        17.05.2010 16:38
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        A really delicious baked crisp.

        My husband just handed me a packet of these crisps to go with my belated cheese sandwich lunch. Being used to the standard Walkers salt & vinegar variety, I was curious to give these a go.

        I have to say that I am glad I did, although not for the reason I thought I would! The marketing ploy written on the back of the packet harks back to trips made to the seaside perhaps as a child, when the saltiness of the sea in the air would mix with evocative smells coming from cafes, restaurants and of course the fish & chip shops and vans from which (if you were like me) would purchase chips to douse in salt and add lashings of vinegar to and then sit on the sea wall or on the beach (if the tides allowed) and munch on those hot, flavoursome chips, which at the time, tasted like the best food on earth! Those were the days, atlhough I digress...

        So, in order to provoke those memories Walkers say they use proper salt and tangy malt vinegar. This I thought, meant a super vinegary hit (which I personally love) but didn't quite get. However, what I did get was equally if not more appetising in the sense that the salt was just right and the vinegar gave just the right tanginess but surprisingly the aftertaste that I was left with was a subtle sweetness which was delightful and not something I usually get with crisps.

        The other major plus point was that the crisps although a little broken up in the bag (they are meant to be in hexagonal shapes were of the perfect thickness (neither too thin, nor too thick). They were delicately ridged so as to allow a slightly stronger flavour to be found nestling in the ripples and most amazingly they were completely BLEMISH free -literally every single one! Now, quite often in standard walkers crisps you might get those that are a bit hard in areas, have got green or back edges or bits in them or look overly cooked and brown and therefore tase a little off standard. These however were consistently the same colour, size and all tasted alike as they all tasted absolutely great.

        Now, their really big selling point for those who watch their diets in regards to calories and fat content, is that these potatoes are baked, not fried so on average they contain 70% less fat than ordinary walker crisps which should also mean less saturated fat (the one we should all be concerned with) but they don't break it down that far.

        These crisps are apparently baked twice for crunchiness and exceptional taste. Well unless I was to taste one that had been only baked the once I could comment on the validity of this statement but can't so I won't!

        I will say though that they contain no MSG, no preservatives, no artificial colours and they are suitable for vegetarians an for coeliacs.

        Walkers state that if you are not happy with this product you can return the bag, telling them where you bought them and why they were not up to standard and they will reimburse you. Can you eat the whole pack before deciding this and send them back an empty packet though? It would be interesting to find out!!

        The 25g packet I have just consumed came out of a six pack costing £1.45 from Tesco which works out at 24pence each which is a bargain and they are currently doing a buy two multi packs for £2.50!! For those that need to know these come in under 100 cals per 2g pack (at 98) and contain 2g of fat of which 0.3g is saturated. 0.4g of salt also. The bag can be put in the recycle (that is if you are not trying to get your money back off of Walkers!!

        Highly recommended.

        Thanks for reading. x

        also on Ciao under ryanellaxx

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          16.03.2010 22:11
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          A great packet of crisps.

          I absolutly love these crisps. I have an issue with crisps at times, this being that i don't like crisps that have 'black bits' on them or 'green bits'; as I call them. It really puts me off eating them. With these crisps I am yet to find any 'black' or "bad bits" at all. I think this is due to the way they are cooked...baked and not fried, hence the name.


          *** How can I get these crisps?

          You can buy these on their own in a single pack for around 45p I think, however their are not many places were I can buy these on their own. You can however also buy these in multi-packs of 6 for around £1.26. These baked crisps also come in a sharing pack; which is bigger than your standard pack. I have unfortunatly only seen these sharing packs in the sour cream and chieve flavour and also ready salted. For me I'm a salt and vineger fan, so im sad to see they have havent created these sharing size packs in this flavour yet, but I'm sure their is a marketing reason for this :)


          *** The health factor!

          The multi-pack size crisps come in 25g bags. Like most crisps thses days don't be put off with the size of the packet as the contents tend to only contain about half of the bag contents. These crisps are actually quite good for you also compaired to other crisp brands. This 25g pack contains only 98 calories which is really good compaired to other crisps. This 25g pack contains only 98 calories which is a lot better compaired to others.


          *** Flavours

          The flavourings are really good as well, their is like I mentioned prvously ready salted, sour cream & chieve and cheese & onion I think and of course salt and vineger. I have only ever tried the salt and vineger flavour, however they have never failed to lack in the taste test. I have just read the packet also and this never failing test factor is explained through them explaining that they use tangy malt vineger and "propa" salt, in order to create that seaside and vineger taste.


          *** Anything else I need to know?

          The crisps are unique as they are oven baked twice to provide us with the crispy, crunchy and less fat inclusive crisps. As explained I love these crisps however they are quite sharp; so just be careful you don't spike the inside of your mouth when your eating these.


          *** Hope this helps

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          23.01.2010 20:33
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          I want some more

          I love salt and vinegar crisps so was on the lookout for this particular flavour when I was shopping the other day. I really fancied a pack of Walkers Baked so was pleased when I saw them on the shelf.

          I bought my pack from Boots and it cost 62p. This is quite expensive for a packet of crisps, but I was too hungry to care or wait and go somewhere cheaper! Multipacks are available from Tesco, Sainsbury's and other supermarkets for the average price of £1.50 for 6 bags, however they are often on special offer when you can get 2 for £2.50.

          I sometimes take advantage of these offers, but I love these crisps so much that I sometimes end up eating three bags a day - I have no self control!

          Walkers Baked are a relatively new kind of crisps from the company which mysteriously colours it's Salt and Vinegar packs green instead of blue (this seriously confused me as a child). They are marketed as a healthy alternative to normal Walkers crisps, being baked (duh) rather than fried. They contain 70% less fat than normal Walkers and they are 50% lower in saturated fat.

          Opening the pack, I can instantly smell the strong salt and vinegar scent, which, thankfully, is strong. The crisps themselves are crinkled, hexagonal and are not oily at all, unlike most other crisps. They are delicious, crunchy, flavoursome (think Salt and Vinegar Pringles if you want to imagine how strong they are!) and every bit as tasty and delicious as normal Walkers despite their low-fat content. You don't feel at all short-changed getting the low-fat option, they are just so yummy.

          These are some of my favourite crisps ever, and I will definitely continue to buy them! Well done Walkers for making such a delicious snack that's also better for you than normal crisps!

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          04.11.2009 19:52
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          great crisps

          Walkers baked crisps are another crisp product that is made by the massive crisp company walkers, they are the biggest crisp company so its no wonder they make some of my favourite crisps and walkers baked salt and vinegar are one of those crisps.

          At first I didn't think these baked were going to be any good, just another crisp product no different from all the others out there, however when I eventually tried them I was fairly surprised, they tasted great and different from the usual walkers I get.

          They are crinkle cut, like many crisps out there however they are called baked and the texture of them and taste of them is kind of like they have been baked for longer than other crisps or baked in a different way as they taste totally different, a kind of stronger potato taste to them too which is nice.

          The salt and vinegar flavour is really strong which is good, id say stronger than the usual salt and vinegar crisp and the stronger potato taste mixed with the salt and vinegar tastes fantastic too, I really like these crisps, by far the best flavour in the baked range and much better than the normal walkers crisps I used to get.

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          02.10.2009 08:02
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          Walkers Baked: Salt and Vinegar

          After trying the Bacon and Cheese flavour in the Walkers Baked range earlier in the week I feel much more confident about today's flavour. The only issue I had with the Bacon and Cheese crisps was the actual flavour. There was nothing wrong with the crunchiness, the consistency or shape etc of the crisps. So, trying a flavour that I actually like today should make for a more pleasing taste experience


          Packaging.

          The Walked Baked Salt and Vinegar come in a multipack bag which is predominantly green. On the front is the usual Walkers logo, a picture of some crisps, salt and a bottle of vinegar, the usual Recommended Daily Amount percentages and a "70% Less fat*" claim. Turning over the pack you can see that the asterisk refers to the fact that Walkers are claiming that these crisps contain 70% less fat than ordinary Walker crisps on average.

          The back of the bag contains the usual lists of ingredients and nutritional information as well as a blurb about how Walkers have used real food ingredients in their seasoning as well as how the crisps have been "oven baked twice for crunchiness and exceptional taste".

          You can also visit Walkers at:- www.walkers-baked.co.auk


          Nutritional Information per 25g bag {per 100g in brackets}

          Energy kJ: 413kJ {1651kJ}
          kcal: 98kcal {391kcal}
          Protein: 1.5g {6.0g}
          Carbohydrate: 18.4g {73.5g}
          of which sugars: 1.8g {7.0g}
          Fat: 2.0g {8.1g}
          (of which saturates): 0.3g {1.1g}
          Fibre: 1.2g {4.6g}
          Sodium: 0.16g {0.64g}
          Equivalent as salt: 0.41g {1.63g}

          Allergy advice. These are suitable for coeliacs and vegetarians.
          These crisps contain no MSG, no preservatives and no artificial colours


          Ingredients:

          Potato Flakes, Starch, Sunflower Oil, Sea Salt 'n' Malt Vinegar Seasoning [Sea Salt, Milk Lactose, Citric Acid, Barley Malt Vinegar Extract, Flavourings, Colour: Paprika Extract], Sugar, Emulsifier (Soya Lechithin), Dextrose, Salt, Potassium Chloride.


          Price:

          At the time of writing Morrisons are charging £1.45 for a multipack containing 6 bags of crisps. There is however a "Buy 2 for £2.50" offer on at the moment.


          Taste & Opinion:

          After opening the packet I take a smell and can't detect much of anything. There's a vague unidentified smell but no strong smell of vinegar. Very strange! Like the Bacon and Cheese flavour these look a little like McCoys crisps as they have similar sorts of ridges. However, these are lighter in appearance and are thinner than McCoys are.

          They're pleasantly crunchy, much more so that the standard Walkers brand are. They are, in crisps terms towards the upper end of the crunchiness scale so are perhaps not an appropriate product for anyone with oral issues with regard to "hard" foods. If you do have sensitivity issues which limits the sort of foods you can easily eat then I'd recommend you have a softer brand of crisps such as Quavers or Skips because, as well as being crunchy some of these crisps can have fairly sharp edges.

          On first tasting these the vinegar flavour hits your tastebuds first. It's not as strong as the vinegar flavour in Smith Chipsticks, or indeed in French Fries or Walkers own regular Salt and Vinegar flavour but it's has a nice tang and I find it was pleasant and moreish. It may be me but I can't taste any salt at all. I know it's in there because it's listed in the ingredients but it seems to be masked by the vinegar flavour. Not that I'm complaining because I'm not a big fan of salt. I never add it to my cooking or any meals that I eat.

          These crisps are also less greasy to the touch than a lot of other crisps so you don't feel as if you should wash your hands after eating them.

          Healthwise these come in at a very low 8.1% fat which places them below even the Bacon and Cheese flavour that I tried earlier in the week. Overall, these have a pleasant texture and consistency. They're just about at the right level of crunchiness for me and although, in general, I tend to prefer stronger flavoured foods these are well enough flavoured to satisfy. The low fat content means that, for me, if I'm buying Walkers Salt and Vinegar again it will be this Baked version that I'll be getting rather than the regular variety.

          If you haven't tried them give them a go and reduce your fat intake at the same time!

          Crisps ranked in order of fat content:-

          01) Golden Wonder Nik Naks (Rib 'n' Saucy Flavour): 38.3%
          02) Frisps (Ready Salted Flavour): 35.1%
          03) Walker (Ready Salted): 34.1%
          04) Frisps (Cheese 'n' Onion Flavour): 34.0%
          05) Frisps (Salt 'n' Vinegar Flavour): 33.9%

          06) Walkers (Salt and Vinegar Flavour): 33.1%
          07=) Walkers (Cheese and Onion Flavour): 33.0%
          07=) Walkers (Steak and Onion Flavour): 33.0%
          09=) Walkers (Prawn Cocktail Flavour): 32.7%
          09=) Walkers (Roast Chicken Flavour): 32.7%

          09=) Walkers (Worcester Sauce Flavour): 32.7%
          12=) Walkers (BBQ Rib): 32.6%
          12=) Walkers (Smoky Bacon Flavour): 32.6%
          14=) Pringles Extreme (Smokin' Ribs Flavour): 32.0%
          14=) Pringles (Hot & Spicy Flavour): 32.0%

          16) Quavers (Prawn Cocktail Flavour): 31.0%
          17) McCoys (Flame Grilled Steak Flavour): 30.7%
          18) McCoys (Roast Ham and Mustard Flavour): 30.6%
          19) McCoys (Thai Sweet Chicken Flavour): 30.3%
          20=) Quavers (Cheese Flavour): 30.0%

          20=) Quavers (Salt 'n' Vinegar Flavour): 30/0%
          22) KP Discos (Salt 'n' Vinegar Flavour): 29.6%
          23) KP Skips (Prawn Cocktail Flavour): 29.5%
          24) Hula Hoops (Roast Chicken Flavour): 28.6g
          25) Hula Hoops (Barbecue Beef Flavour): 28.5g

          26 Hula Hoops (Original Flavour): 28.4g
          27) Golden Wonder Wheat Crunchies (Crispy Bacon flavour): 25.1%
          27) Golden Wonder Wheat Crunchies (Worcester Sauce flavour): 25.1%
          29=) Golden Wonder Wheat Crunchies (Spicy Tomato flavour): 25.0%
          29=) Monster Munch (Pickled Onion Flavour): 25.0%

          31=) Smith's Chipsticks: 23.0%
          31=) Smith's Frazzles: 23.0%
          33) Space Raiders: 22.8%
          34) Red Sky (Anglesey Sea Salt flavour): 21.8%
          35) Red Sky (West Country Bacon & Cream Cheese flavour): 20.9%


          36) Sainsbury's Bacon Crispies (20.6%)
          37) Walkers Squares (Salt and Vinegar flavour): 18.0%
          38) Walkers French Fries (Ready Salted / Cheese and Onion / Salt and Vinegar flavours): 16.0%
          39) Walker Baked (Sour Cream and Chive flavour): 8.7%
          40) Walkers Baked (Bacon and Cheddar flavour): 8.5%

          41) Walkers Baked (Cheese and Onion flavour): 8.3%
          42) Walkers Baked (Salt and Vinegar flavour): 8.1%
          43) Ryvita Limbos (Salt and Vinegar flavour): 1.9%

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            02.09.2009 21:34
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            A great tasting baked product :)

            I love salt & vinegar crisps out of all the different flavours and I love snacking so these are perfect for me!

            Made by Walkers these 'Baked' crisps are not fried so a lot less calories without compromising the taste, in fact I think these are a far more intense flavour than fried crisps so are better...

            Usually these are really expensive at £1.45 per pack but they were on offer for £2.50 for 2 packs at Morrisons this week so worked out a bit better :)

            Packaged in a green plastic outer wrapper and each individual inner bag weighs 25g and contain 98 calories with only 2 % fat and 0.4g salt.

            Oven baked twice to 'create a crunchiness and exceptional taste' they really do taste pretty special with the malty tanginess of the vinegar and the tartness of the sea salt!

            Walkers have tried to recreate the seaside smells inside the bag and it has really worked too, you sniff lovely acetic acid and sodium intermingled to create a perfect combination.

            There are no preservatives included or artificial flavours and are suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs too.

            These are aimed at people who are eating a healthier, balanced diet so this product is 70% less total fat than normal Walkers crisps and 50% lower in saturated fat.

            Personally I think this is a good thing and the makers seemed to have concentrated more on the strong flavour now they are not frying in oil.

            There is no greasy residue which makes these really pleasant to eat and great for weight watchers :)

            The essence of the flavours and the dry ridge potato slices work in my opinion; they are really brittle and satisfyingly crunchy and afterwards the vinegar and salt flavours linger on the palate like faint memories of the strong tangs they are.

            Five stars for a great snack food even though they are expensive; I love 'em! ;-p

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            A delicious baked packet of crisps.

            Walkers Baked crisps are a fairly new style of crisp that is crinkled and baked instead of being fried and this makes them a fair bit lower in fat than the normal salt & vinegar variety and the texture is different as well as the taste. The crisps within the bag are a pretty good size and cut from good quality potatoes. It is very rare to find a bad crisp in your bag and this is great as I don't have to worry about paying any attention when delving in to the bag and wolfing down a whole packet in 2 minutes flat!

            I lovely the crinkle design of these crisps and they do hold a great appeal, for me at least, because they have less calories & fat and they still taste very nice and have a fantastic crunch to them.

            The crisps come in a foil bag (for freshness) with green colouring (for salt & vinegar). The bag displays the Walkers logo, nutritional information, ingredients and further details on cooking methods, potatoes used and information on Walkers themselves. The bag is very informative and tells you why Baked are different (lower in fat, baked not fried etc) and I am always surprised by just how much information Walkers feel they need to put on each packet!

            Once the packet is opened I am met with a nice smell of vinegar instantly. It's nice & strong without being too overpowering but I love strong flavours and everyone has different tastes. The vinegar flavouring is strong and these taste a little different to the usual Walkers salt & vinegar crisps. I think that this might be something to do with the texture of the crisps as well as the slightly changed flavouring as I've found these to have less salt than the normal ones which is fine by me as I much prefer the vinegar.

            These may not be for everybody though as they can be a little overpowering for little children, also, people may comment on your breath if you don't brush your teeth afterwards. My favourite way to eat these is to have them with my sandwich at lunchtimes. The crunch goes so well with sandwiches and is just delicious and because these have ridges in them it's far easier to lay them flat in a sandwich and have them stay in place.

            I would definitely recommend these as a perfect accompaniment to your lunchtime. These are great as a snack and each bag contains just 98 calories and 2g of fat making these have half the amount of calories or a usual packet and almost 1/5 of the fat! I am a huge fan and this is one of my favourite flavours, I am therefore rating them 5/5. These are available singly or as part of a multi-pack and I paid £1.36 for a variety of 3 different flavours and there were 2 packets of cheese & onion, salt & vinegar and ready salted.

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              Walkers Baked crisps are the way forward

              What are they? The Walkers baked snacks are a relatively new range of potato snack available from Walkers. The packet claims that "they're oven baked, twice, for crunchiness and exceptional taste". Interestingly enough, the packet does not state that the product contains "crisps" and is referred to as a baked potato snack. For the purposes of this review, I will refer to the product as "crisps".

              Packaging: The baked crisps are contained within a green foil bag that is an instantly recognisable Walkers colour for Salt and Vinegar flavour. The Walkers logo is not hugely prominent, but is still recognisable. The main display panel contains a picture of two baked crisps, plus a jar of vinegar and some sea salt to further emphasise the flavour. The weight of the bags in the multipack 6 pack is 25 g per bag.

              Appearance: The unbroken crisps are hexagonal in shape, and are ridged. They are a pale gold colour with specks of salt on the surface. Some of the crisps were broken in the packet, but this did not detract from the overall taste. The baked crisps look like a cross between a standard crisp and a cracker and are less oily in appearance compared to a standard crisp. The baked crisps look appetising and fairly healthy.

              Smell: There is a noticeable smell of vinegar when you open the packet, but this is not overpowering compared to other salt and vinegar crisp products available.

              Taste: The crisps give a nice satisfying crunch when you bite into them. The salt and vinegar flavour is quite subtle and you do not feel like it will cause a mouth ulcer compared to eating standard Walkers salt and vinegar crisps. Make sure you give a good shake before you open the bag to make sure the vinegar flavour circulates well throughout the whole bag.

              Value for money?: The multipack I bought cost £1.36 for 6 packets - not great value for money compared to other multipack crisps but comparatively healthier.

              Healthy?: The main selling point is that the crisps contain 70% less fat than ordinary Walkers crisps which is a good advantage. It is noticeable that there is less oil present on the crisps.

              Overall: Not the best value for money, but a very tasty and healthier alternative to standard crisps. I think these crisps are the way forward in terms of reducing fat intake from crisps.

              Ingredients: Potato flakes, starch, sunflower oil, salt and vinegar flavour [acidity regulator (sodium diacetate), citric acid, flavour enhancers (monosodium glutamate (from wheat), disodium 5' ribonucleotide], sugar, emulsifier (soya lecithin), dextrose, salt, potassium chloride.

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                25.05.2009 22:16
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                Highly Recommended!

                I have gotten into baked crisps since I spotted that they contain so much less fat than ordinary crisps. I prefer baked crisps because I find that they are less greasy. I love crisps and can eat bag after bag but even I can find them too greasy at times.

                These salt and vinegar crisps are full of flavour and in my opinion, they have an even stronger flavour than Walkers ordinary crisps. The vinegar is lovely and sharp and really makes my lips tingle after I have eaten a bag. They are a lot crunchier than normal crisps and a little bit thicker as well, which probably helps to reduce the fat content. They are not shaped like sliced potatoes but have a distinct curved and formed shape.

                I find that a bag is far more filling than usual crisps. Maybe it is the fried, greasy taste that you find with normal crisps that makes you feel hungry and never really fills you up. These baked crisps are far more satisfying.

                It is also good that they contains 70% less fat than ordinary crisps, so you can really feel good even when you snack!

                A pack of 6 bags costs about £1.40.

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                23.05.2009 19:07
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                Drowned a bit in vinegar

                These crisps are 98 calories a packet which is not too bad I guess for a snack that basically you know is not good for you, sometimes though when eating a sandwich that is a bit dry or boring I have a craving for crisps and so I thought I would give this baked variety a try.

                Walkers offer a baked variety in a number of their traditional flavours and I opted for the salt and vinegar ones, they are priced the same as the normal packs although they feel like there are not as many in them for some reason.

                The crisps themselves are a golden colour and they have a ridged design, to the touch they are a lot less greasy and more uniform in shape. They are very crunchy when you bite into them and they have a strong vinegar flavour to them which is quite sharp. Personally I wuld like to see them tone down the strength a bit more as they are a bit strong for me and would like something a bit more subtle rather than tasting like they have been drwoned in vinegar.

                Having said that I would buy these instead of the standard brand as they are nicer tasting and carry less calories.

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                  22.05.2009 11:42
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                  Yummylicious

                  When it comes to crisp, my taste has always been quite traditional... I'm a Walkers Salt & Vinegar girl through and through. Every now and then I might be tempted to try a new exotic flavour or different type of crisp but it is enevitable that I will be drawn back to that little green bag. I think that simplicity works best and you can't get more straightforward than good old salt & vinegar.

                  I do try not to eat too many crisps though, as someone who seems to put on weight far too easily crisps are really not the best thing for me. I have tried lighter versions in the past but they never really hit the spot.

                  I spotted the Walkers Baked Crisps in my mums naughty cupboard which I have been raiding during my visits ever since I left home. Before this I never even knew that they existed and what really caught my eye was that they contained 70% less fat than a standard bag of Walkers Crisps...Wooo Hooo!

                  The bag was opened pretty quickly and the smell of salt & vinegar hit me straight away, the crisps smelled like a british seaside town - perfect. Looking into the bag though it did look only half full which was slightly dissappointing.

                  Ok, so tastewise I was completely blown away by these crisps. The favour was fantastic and what I expected but the texture was completely different. The crisps are much firmer and crunchier than your standard Walkers and the also don't have the greasy taste or feeling on your fingers. I can honestly say that I prefer these to the standard Walkers Salt & Vinegar and from now on would go with these every time.

                  Only downside, I don't think these have been marketed all that much and I really had no knowledge they existed before I stumbled across them. Also although you can pick them up in the supermarket, I have struggled to find them in smaller shops. To ensure I'm stocked up, I usually pick up a pack of 6 from Tescos at £1.36, although they don't last long in my house.

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                    21.05.2009 15:11
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                    Baked variety

                    I ave always thiought that the standard Walkers salt and vinegar flavour crisps were far too greasy and also felt that at times they were over loaded with flavouring and were too tart in taste.

                    This baked variety solves both of these problems and as such I will always buy them over the standard variety. In addition because they are baked they carry less calores than a standard crisp

                    These have a ridges texture to them and are a bit more uniform i shape compared with traditional crisps and they have a lovel taste that is not too strong, you can certainly taste the vinegar but no longer is it quite so over powering. They are very crunchy to bite into and to be honest apart from the ridged effect there is little difference to a standard Walkers crisp.


                    A bag still carries 98 calories so they are hardly diet food however if eaten very occasionally I woud say they are ok if you want something to accompany a boring sandwich.

                    Overall they have a nice taste and they are not at all greasy to the touch, you will find them priced the same as a standard bag of crisps and you can get them in multi packs of six as well.

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